Dighton-Rehoboth Schools To Have New Superintendent, Looking To Unify Towns

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DIGHTON, REHOBOTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In the coming months, a new superintendent will lead the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District, and he is looking to help unify the two towns after talk of splitting up the regional school system.

Attleboro High School Principal Bill Runey said that leaving Attleboro for the Dighton-Rehoboth will be bittersweet.

"Attleboro has been a blessing to me," Runey said. According to Runey, his new position as superintendent will have the main goal of bridging the divide between Dighton and Rehoboth, which he said have had a strained relationship in the past.

"Financial contributions from each of the towns is going to be different, and I think that lends itself to one town thinking that the other town is getting a break. I do think visibility and transparency are extremely important," Runey said.

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Runey said that he plans to hold after-school and evening meetings with staff and parents when he starts. Runey also said he will issue a survey that asks what areas of education work better or worse than others.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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